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Indian Government Says No to Sex Education in Schools

Rather than recognizing the need for sex education, India’s government has responded with a deplorable decision to eliminate all sex education in schools, one that has been criticized extensively.

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Accountability and Reproductive Health in Cambodia

NGO reports indicate that Cambodia, like many other countries, is falling short on its commitments to universal access to reproductive health services.

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Free Condoms for Internal Migrants in China, But Continued Neglect of Reproductive Rights

The Chinese Government has decided to distribute free contraceptives to
the migrant population, a group previously denied access to the free condoms
distribution system.

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Global Praise for Delhi High Court’s Decriminalization of Homosexuality

Decriminalization of homosexuality by the Delhi High Court gives hope to advocates for equality throughout the globe. Still, much work needs to be done to eradicate discrimination in daily life.

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Supreme Court of Nepal Calls on Government to Make Legal Abortion a Reality

On May 20, Nepal’s Supreme Court ordered the Nepalese government to enact a comprehensive abortion law to guarantee that abortion is accessible to women, not just legal.

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Women in East Timor Unite in the Fight for Justice and Equality

Nearly 350 women gathered together for the Second International “Women for Peace Conference” in East Timor to talk about the role women can play “as creative agents for peace.”

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Sexuality Conference in Hanoi Challenges Norms, Expectations

What does it mean to be straight, gay, queer, L or G or B or T or none of the above? What is it like to live with the stigma of HIV? How does it feel to be denied the right to marry your partner?

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Australia’s Foreign Aid Funding For Abortion

The Australian Government recently made a monumental decision to resume the use of its foreign aid funding for the provision of abortion services and information.

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In China, Effective Treatment Options for HIV, But Stigma Still Lingers

Whilst between 35,000 and 40,000 HIV-positive people in China are effectively receiving treatment, more than twice that number are unwilling to be tested or receive test results because of fear of stigma.

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Ensuring Accountability for Progress on Women’s Rights

International Women’s Day is an opportune moment to reflect on whether the the UN’s review process has had any positive impact on the reproductive and sexual health of women.

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